Kean Etro would have you believe that a man can fly, at least in his imagination. There was an actual Jules Vernelike balloonist swinging backward and forward as a backdrop to Etro's latest presentation, but the true flights of fancy were to be found, as usual, on the catwalk below. The way into this show was the soundtrack, a pell-mell mash-up incorporating everything from Hendrix to "Heroes" to "Volare"in other words, the perfect aural complement to clothes that ran a gamut from tropical-printed jams to a hopsack suit (lining and accompanying shirt in matching florals) to a sober navy blazer. (Mind you, that blazer was shown with candy-striped shorts, a hibiscus-print shirt with mint-green tie, and snakeskin spectators.)
Etro's color sense is by now unimpeachable. The needlecord suits in orange, pistachio, sky blue, and lilac would be all the proof you'd need of that, but for good measure, he went on to combine an orange polo with a green plaid jacket, and trousers in an aqua paisley. The fun continued with shorts done in the Etro family's trademark paisley and paired with a white leather motocross jacket, and a military jacket in that hibiscus print (it also showed up in tweed for those of a more sober inclination).